Soul Jazz Presents: Punk 45 Chaos In The City Of Angels And Devils (Hollywood From X To Zero & Hardcore On The Beaches: Punk In Los Angeles 1977-81)

‘Chaos in the City of Angels and Devils’ is the new instalment of Soul Jazz Records’ Punk 45 series featuring an array of first generation Los Angeles punk bands including X, The Germs, The Zeros, The Urinals, The Weirdos through to second generation hardcore groups like The Circle Jerks, Adolescents and T.S.O.L.

Unlike the other major cities of New York and London, Punk in Los Angeles was pretty much ignored by the major record industry. As bands sprang up, Los Angeles punk gave rise to a wide range of its own DIY independent records with labels like Dangerhouse, Bomp!, What? And Upsetter documenting the nascent emerging scene.

Original Los Angeles punk came in two distinct phases. The first punk groups (c.77-79) all centred around The Masque club in Hollywood, and the birth of the first ever hardcore groups who emerged in the surrounding Los Angeles suburb and beach areas (c.1979-81), mixing punk, skate and surfer ideologies. This album includes music from both periods.

‘Chaos in the City of Angels and Devils’ documents this in detail. The deluxe double vinyl comes in gatefold sleeve, inner sleeves, insert + free download (+ full sleevenotes and photography). This is the sixth Punk 45 release on Soul Jazz Records and follows on from the earlier releases covering punk from Cleveland, Akron, UK, USA and proto-punk, as well as the book Punk 45 – Cover Art of Punk written in collaboration with Jon Savage.


A1 The Middle Class Out Of Vogue 1:01
A2 X We're Desperate 2:02
A3 The Flesh Eaters Disintegration Nation 1:53
A4 The Weirdos A Life Of Crime 2:19
A5 The Urinals I'm White And Middle Class 0:54
A6 Iggy And The Stooges I Got A Right 3:19
B1 The Germs Forming 3:04
B2 Agent Orange Bloodstains 1:44
B3 Black Randy & The Metrosquad Trouble At The Cup 1:54
B4 The Urinals Ack Ack Ack Ack 1:00
B5 The Zeros Don't Push Me Around 2:25
C1 The Randoms ABCD 4:06
C2 Circle Jerks What's Your Problem 0:55
C3 The Bags Survive 2:44
C4 Adolescents Amoeba 3:03
C5 The Dils Class War 1:40
D1 The Deadbeats Brainless 2:34
D2 Simpletones I Like Drugs 2:09
D3 T.S.O.L. World War III 1:46
D4 Eyes TAQN 1:59
D5 The Hollywood Squares Hollywood Square 2:59
D6 The Deadbeats Final Ride 3:15


SKU 5026328003290
Barcode # 5026328003290
Brand Punk

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